Dr. Constantinou’s current research focuses on the Apocalypse in the ancient Church and in the history of Christianity. She produced the first translation into any modern language of the most important ancient Greek commentary on Revelation, by Andrew of Caesarea (published by CUA Press as part of their Fathers of the Church series, volume 123.) Andrew of Caesarea’s interpretation of Revelation influenced the eschatology of the Christian East and eventually led to the acceptance of the book in the New Testament canon for Eastern Christianity. Dr. Constantinou also has a very strong interest in early biblical interpretation, especially patristic interpretation and its impact on the formation of Christian doctrines, traditions, communities, and theological and political movements.
An overview of the major issues related to the writings of John, their major theological themes, textual issues and context. Prerequisite: NT 501 Intro to New Testament, or instructor permission.
Letters of St. Paul
An introduction to the Letters of St. Paul, their historical context, theological message, along with questions of their significance.
An introduction to the Synoptic Gospels, their historical context, theological message, along with questions of their significance for the development of early Christian communities.
Guiding to a Blessed End: Andrew of Caesarea and the Apocalypse. (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2013.)
Andrew of Caesarea. Commentary on the Apocalypse. Translation and introduction by Eugenia Scarvelis Constantinou. Fathers of the Church series, vol. 123. (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2011.)
“The Resurrection of Jesus Christ.” Amir Azarvan, ed., In Re-Introducing Christianity. An Eastern Apologia for a Western Audience (Wipf and Stock, 2016.)
“The Historical Jesus.” Amir Azarvan, ed., In Re-Introducing Christianity. An Eastern Apologia for a Western Audience (Wipf and Stock, 2016.)
“Banned from the Lectionary: Excluding the Apocalypse of John from the Orthodox New Testament Canon.” In The Canon of the Bible in the Churches of the East. The Bible in the Christian Orthodox Tradition series, vol. 2. Vahan Hovanessian, ed. (New York: Peter Lang, 2012.)
“The Canon of Scripture in the Orthodox Church,” In The Canon of the Bible in the Churches of the East. The Bible in the Christian Orthodox Tradition series, vol. 2. Vahan Hovanessian, ed. New York: Peter Lang, 2012.
“Violence, Free Will and the Love of God in the Apocalypse Commentary of Andrew of Caesarea.” In Ancient Christian Interpretations of ‘Violent Texts’ in the Apocalypse. Novum Testamentum et Orbis Antiquus /Studien zur Umwalt des Neuen Testaments series, vol. 92 (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2011.)
“Lamentations for the Lord: Great and Holy Friday in the Greek Orthodox Church.” In Great is Thy Faithfulness? Reading Lamentations as Sacred Scripture. Robin Parry and Heath Thomas, eds. (Eugene: Pickwick/Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2011.)
“Apocalypse Patchwork: Finding Lost Scraps of the Ancient Eastern Interpretation of the Apocalypse Preserved in the Commentary of Andrew of Caesarea.” In Exegesis and Hermeneutics in the Churches of the East. Vahan Hovanessian, ed. (New York: Peter Lang, 2009.)
“The View From Here: How Differences in Orthodox and Catholic Mindset Impact Efforts Toward Union.” Orientale Lumen X 2006 Conference Proceedings: Church Unity Before 2054? (Fairfax, VA: Eastern Christian Publications, 2009.)